SPRING 2020 | ONLINE CLASSES
Thanks to our amazing faculty and staff, we are now offering students classes online. These classes are a gift to the Abington Art Center community who make our programming and public offerings possible.
Please check back often as we expand our online programming to include more age groups and art mediums.
Call us: 215-887-4882 ext 100
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ONLINE CLASS REGISTRATION
For classes, please register in advance by clicking the class title and then the “REGISTER” button.
All classes and open studios will be recorded for Abington Art Center’s private use to better optimize our open studio programming. Class recordings will also be shared with other registrants who may want to review the session. You may mute your microphone or turn off your camera if you do not wish to be recorded.
While some classes are currently free, each free course has a suggested donation amount:
- $25.00 for a 3-week course
- $50.00 for a 6-week course
- $10 for a one session open studio or workshop.
We understand this is not possible for everyone, however we ask each person to consider donating what they can. Only the generosity of our community is making our programming and public offerings possible.
ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES
Wednesdays, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, 8
Open media for drawing or painting
Learn to see the abstract shapes in a landscape and with a focus on color, temperature, and tone. You may use a variety of media. Maybe try a material you have never used before and you will gain confidence in the materiality.
Wednesdays, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m.
June 3, 10, & 17
Tuesdays, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
June 9 & June 16
Open drawing media
This exercise benefits you in seeing the abstract shapes in a still life, a portrait, or a landscape while simultaneously encouraging you to be very descriptive.
Shannon Rose Moriarty
April 30, May 7, May 14, May 21, May 28 and June 4
Learn the basics of stop motion to design & create an animation of your own!
In this online course, we will explore and experiment with various materials and tools to bring objects to life using the free app called “Stop Motion Studio”. After learning how to set up your own at home animation studio, artists will focus on story telling, animating to music as well as creating characters that speak dialogue.
This class is for students 12-15 years of age
We also welcome art teachers to join who would like to learn how to teach their students this medium.
May 13, May 20, May 27
Wednesdays, 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m.
This three-week workshop will cover the basics of portrait drawing, while having fun drawing yourself — or your classmates on Zoom!
The first week you will learn about proportion and the use of line. The second week will cover value and how to set up a light source for a striking composition. The final week will get you to fine tune your portrait down pin down a likeness with stunning accuracy.
All you need is paper, pencil, and an eraser to start making your own portraits!
April 27, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 15
Let’s loosen up our wrists and tighten up our skills!
Come draw with us as we engage in a new adventure together. This drawing class will cover everything from navigating the virtual platform to setting up your home studio and drawing from life. Both at home and online!
Before you get settled in, consider there questions:
-Where is there a space in your house where you can reliably get online?
-Will your virtual learning space be somewhat quiet?
-Can you make art in the space you are expecting to use for class?
-Will you need to cover or protect your workspace?
-Can you collect some drawing supplies?
If you only have a pencil and paper, that’s okay! Your instructor will design a course of study that best suits your interest. You’ve got this!
ONLINE ART TUTORIALS
The Cover Aid PHL Fabric Mask v1.0 is a standard design that is widely accepted. Our sewing instructor Laurel Hoffman has generously donated hundreds of masks to those in need and gifted Abington Art Center’s staff with handmade masks as well. You can find patterns and instructions on the Cover Aid PHL site below and follow along a set-by-step tutorial on youtube.
Scarves are a glamorous alternative to masks and easy to make!
Today in the midst of a pandemic, everyone is wearing masks. But there is an alternative, suggested by Elizabeth Wellington, fashion staff columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She wrote a column, Stylish must-have: The scarf. In her column Ms. Wellington says that scarves bring a welcome bit of brightness to what’s become our daily dose of bad news. She shows Dr. Deborah Birx wearing one of her trademark scarves.
Following along this simple and fun tutorial with Laurel to make your very own Hand-Rolled Scarf.
You don’t need to be in the studio to make a masterpiece. Our Watercolor Studio instructor Ekaterina has created a youtube channel with tips and tricks on how to keep yourself making art from home. Her show “Drawings at the Kitchen Table” focuses on dry media and the best tools to use, while “Watercolors in the Kitchen!” thoroughly explains what materials to use for making your own watercolors including paper, paint and brushes.
Acrylic Painting Instructor Elia Boe comprehensively walks us through her process of painting her stoic yet fuzzy model, River. Here’s a step-by-step peek at her painting from the very beginning, starting with the initial sketch and all the way through to the final details.
Summer is approaching and many of us might be thinking about painting outdoors, also known as Plein Air painting. Elia Boe shares some tips and tricks on selecting an intriguing composition, seeking value structure and creating depth in your landscape painting adventures. A great way to get out and get some fresh air!